Infiltrating The Bookies With Our ‘Insider Mole’

As the old saying goes…’Keep Your Friends Close..And Your Enemies Closer’ and this is certainly the case for us gamblers when it comes to dealing with bookmakers.

After all there is only ever really one winner in the battle between bookie and punter. Either we win and they lose or woe betide…they win and we lose. There is no middle-ground.

So as part of this quest to understand our rival, we have once again gone behind enemy lines and grabbed an exclusive interview with another ‘bookmaking mole’ who was happy to spill the beans on what really goes on behind the scenes.

It’s part of a full feature available in the latest SBC Magazine and to whet your appetite I have a few extracts to share with you today.

To give some background, our ‘mole’ currently works as an odds compiler / trader for a major bookmaker, having cut his teeth originally at Bet365. Below are a few of the questions and answers to be found in our interview…

We started off by asking him about what it is like to work in a modern day bookmakers and how it all comes together… Continue reading

9 Years Proof That Racing Tipsters Can Make Money

Every now and then I get an email or tweet telling me “You can’t make money with tipsters, I don’t know why the Secret Betting Club exists”.

Well, sometimes it might be written a little more colourfully, but the general crux is that there appears to be a general dis-belief from some that you can make any money by following tipsters.

I can certainly understand why some form that opinion, especially if they have had a bad experience of following the wrong tipster(s) or if caught out by one of the many scams that are out there.  But, if you know where to look, there are plenty of good tipsters that can and will make you money. I have done it myself and observed plenty of other SBC members turning strong profits, with some even living off their betting funds alone.

So, for the sceptical amongst you, allow me to reveal one of our top-rated tipsters and present  how he is making money for the SBC members that follow him…

The Godfather of Racing Tipping Continue reading

Interview With Pro Punter 'Peter Green'

It’s all eyes on Aintree tomorrow for the Grand National, which is not only the race that stops a nation, but also in my view – the race that makes the most profits…but only if you are a bookmaker!

It’s easy to see why too, not only are there 40 runners going to post with the likelihood the majority might not even finish, but also the ridiculously high over-round that the bookies work to.

For the Grand National this can be as high as 140 or 150% – basically the larger this number the greater chance the bookies coffers will swell come Saturday Evening. In comparison, most races such as those being run today at Aintree see an average over-round of up to perhaps 110%.

Still, if like me and you like to have a punt on it anyway, you will want to make sure it’s an informed one and with that in mind, you need to be very careful who you bet with especially if betting each way.

Victor Chandler for example are paying out on the first 6 horses to finish the race, whilst Bet365, Skybet, Boylesports, Paddy Power & Stan James will pay a return on 5th spot.

On the flipside, Totesport, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Coral & William Hill should all hang their heads in shame as they only pay out on an each way bet if your horse finishes 4th or higher!

It’s Not Just About One Race In April

As much as I enjoy watching the Grand National, I am always acutely aware that it’s just one race out of thousands each year where I can make a profit.

One man who certainly agrees with me on that is pro punter Peter Green, who makes a significant sum of money betting on the sport of Kings. Continue reading

Interview With Pro Punter ‘Peter Green’

It’s all eyes on Aintree tomorrow for the Grand National, which is not only the race that stops a nation, but also in my view – the race that makes the most profits…but only if you are a bookmaker!

It’s easy to see why too, not only are there 40 runners going to post with the likelihood the majority might not even finish, but also the ridiculously high over-round that the bookies work to.

For the Grand National this can be as high as 140 or 150% – basically the larger this number the greater chance the bookies coffers will swell come Saturday Evening. In comparison, most races such as those being run today at Aintree see an average over-round of up to perhaps 110%.

Still, if like me and you like to have a punt on it anyway, you will want to make sure it’s an informed one and with that in mind, you need to be very careful who you bet with especially if betting each way.

Victor Chandler for example are paying out on the first 6 horses to finish the race, whilst Bet365, Skybet, Boylesports, Paddy Power & Stan James will pay a return on 5th spot.

On the flipside, Totesport, Betfred, Ladbrokes, Coral & William Hill should all hang their heads in shame as they only pay out on an each way bet if your horse finishes 4th or higher!

It’s Not Just About One Race In April

As much as I enjoy watching the Grand National, I am always acutely aware that it’s just one race out of thousands each year where I can make a profit.

One man who certainly agrees with me on that is pro punter Peter Green, who makes a significant sum of money betting on the sport of Kings. Continue reading